Hickory Creek Students Fund Trip to Washington for Veterans

The students presented the money they raised at a Veterans Day program on Friday.

Seventh graders at Hickory Creek Middle School participated in a Veterans Day program on Nov. 9 at which they presented a check for $6,570.64 to veterans recognition organization Honor Flight Chicago, according to a media release from Frankfort School District 157-C.

The funds donated by the students will sponsor a trip to Washington D.C. for 13 World War II veterans.

The students raised the money by collecting coins and by selling Aurelio’s pizza, flags and Icees.

Friday’s program included a color guard presentation by the Boy Scouts of America, several guest speakers, a patriotic song performed by students and a reenactment of America’s White Table, a children’s story by Margot Theis Raven presented by HCMS seventh grade staff members.

Many Lincoln-Way area veterans attended the program and they were recognized throughout the event with several standing ovations.

The 13 veterans traveling to Washington D.C. will make the trip at no personal cost. They will depart from Midway Airport and, once in D.C., they will visit the memorial and be honored for serving their country.

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